Justice Quotes

Jun 19, 2020 | Character Quotables | 1 comment

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable… Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Fairness is man’s ability to rise above his prejudices.”

-Wes Fessler

“Social justice cannot be attained by violence. Violence kills what it intends to create.”

-Pope John Paul II

“Exclusion is never the way forward on our shared paths to freedom and justice.”

-Desmond Tutu

“Though force can protect in emergency, only justice, fairness, consideration and cooperation can finally lead men to the dawn of eternal peace.”

-Dwight D. Eisenhower

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The future which we hold in trust for our own children will be shaped by our fairness to other people’s children.”

-Marian Wright Edelman

“The ‘Bird’s Nest’ National Stadium, which I helped to conceive, is designed to embody the Olympic spirit of ‘fair competition.’ It tells people that freedom is possible but needs fairness, courage and strength.”

-Ai Weiwei

“The virtue of justice consists in moderation, as regulated by wisdom.”


“Fairness is what justice really is.”

-Potter Stewart

“Justice is always violent to the party offending, for every man is innocent in his own eyes.”

-Daniel Defoe

“The aim of justice is to give everyone his due.”


“In matters of truth and justice, there is no difference between large and small problems, for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.”

-Albert Einstein

“I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.”

-Abraham Lincoln

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.”

-George Washington

“If you want peace work for justice.”

-Pope Paul VI

“I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, but down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.”

-Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle

“Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.